unable to type command into Cygwin after running 'tail'

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 19:59:00 GMT 2010

On 2 December 2010 18:40, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 12/2/2010 1:27 PM, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> Illia Bobyr wrote:
>>> On 12/1/2010 8:53 PM, David Rothenberger wrote:
>>>> Try typing "reset" or "stty sane" (without the quotes) and pressing
>>>> Enter. You won't see what you're typing, but after the shell should work
>>>> again.
>>> Would you, please, elaborate on this a little bit?
>>> Maybe a link or a reference that explains why this is happening?
>> I'm sorry, I can't. I don't know why it is happening. I just know how to
>> recover from it as a user.
> I've noticed that this misbehavior occurs more frequently these days:
> ctrl-c'ing some tasks (tail, less, maybe a few others) ends up with the
> terminal settings all scrogged up

FWIW, I can't reproduce this, even if I kill the tail or less with
SIGKILL, thus giving them no chance to do any cleanup. (I assume you
use 'less -K' to allow it to be ctrl-c'ed?)

Which shell do people who've seen the problem use? Is it an intermittent issue?


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